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Jul 20, 2017 11:12 am

Demetrious Johnson not happy regarding lack of ESPY speech

This year, UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson won the ESPY award for Fighter of the Year after successfully defending his flyweight championship against Henry Cejudo at UFC 197, and against Tim Elliot at the TUF 24 Finale. Unfortunately for Demetrious Johnson, who beat out UFC superstar Conor McGregor, and boxers Gennady Golovkin, Terence Crawford, and...

Jul 16, 2017 4:48 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping roasts Team Alpha Male following UFC Glasgow

Team Alpha Male product Cynthia Calvillo took on Joanne Calderwood in the co-main event of today’s UFC fight night card in Glasgow, Scotland. The scrap between Calvillo and Calderwood went the full fifteen minutes and in the end the judges sided with Cynthia who was awarded the unanimous decision victory. Following the conclusion of UFC...

Jul 13, 2017 7:39 am

Sorry Conor McGregor, Demetrious Johnson wins the ESPY for “Fighter of the Year”

Though Conor McGregor is dominating combat sports headlines in the buildup to his blockbuster boxing match with undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., he came up short in his bid for the ESPY for Fighter of the Year. Though he won the award last year, this year, the honor goes to UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson....

Jul 11, 2017 1:25 pm

TUF 25 salary report: Justin Gaethje tops payroll in UFC debut

This past Friday in Las Vegas, fight fans tuned in to an action packed night of fights in Las Vegas for the ‘Ultimate Fighter: Redemption’ Finale, where TUF 25’s Jesse Taylor was crowned the winner of TUF nine years after earning his way to the Finale for the first time. In addition, the main event...

Jul 5, 2017 9:00 am

Holly Holm weighs-in on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

To date, Holly Holm remains the only fighter, male or female, to fine both a boxing world championship, as well as an MMA world championship. Holm was awarded a Guinness World Record for the accomplishment back in 2016 after her defeat of Ronda Rousey to capture the women’s bantamweight title. This of course arguably makes...

Jul 2, 2017 11:22 am

Fighters react to Manny Pacquio’s controversial loss to Jeff Horn

Fighters react to Manny Pacquio’s controversial loss to Jeff Horn Manny Pacquiao (58-7-2) lost his WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn (17-0-1) last night in Brisbane, Australia. The bout was scored 117-111, 115-113, and 115-113 all in favor of Jeff Horn, who statistically landed far fewer punches than Pacquiao. The judges scoring fell under instant...

Jun 28, 2017 8:38 am

UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City salary report

This Sunday, fight fans tuned in to an action packed night of fights in Oklahoma City, headlined by a highly anticipated grudge match between two of the lightweight division’s most promising fighters. When Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee fought however, it was a rather controversial affair, which many felt didn’t do the matchup justice. Ultimately,...

Jun 25, 2017 10:21 am

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen Mixed martial arts legend Wanderlei Silva returned to the cage for the first time in four years last night at Madison Square Garden where he took on bitter rival Chael Sonnen in the evenings main event. Unfortunately for fans of “The Axe Murderer”, Sonnen was...

Jun 22, 2017 7:42 am

Ray Sefo goes in-depth on new Professional Fighters League: “It’s a fighter’s dream”

Earlier this year, we learned that the well-established MMA promotion World Series of Fighting was being rebranded as the Professional Fighters League (PFL). This rebranded organization will seek to revolutionize the MMA landscape by providing fighters with salaries, using tournaments to ensure title shots, and awarding tournament winners with a whopping million dollars. On the latest...

Jun 20, 2017 12:06 pm

UFC Fight Night Singapore medical suspensions: Correia & Arlovski facing lengthy suspensions

This past weekend, the UFC held a thrilling card for ‘UFC Fight Night Singapore’, which was headlined by a women’s bantamweight showdown between former bantamweight champion Holly Holm, and former women’s bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia, which saw Holm snap a 3-fight skid by picking up a 3rd round TKO win. The fight also played...

Jun 18, 2017 3:32 pm

Boxing officials considering a unique belt for the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight

Boxing officials considering a unique belt for the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather fight The blockbuster fight between undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather and UFC champion Conor McGregor was finally made official last week. The Mayweather vs McGregor bout will take place August 26 live from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The...

Jun 17, 2017 9:22 am

‘UFC Fight Night Singapore’ post-fight bonus report

Early Saturday morning, American fight fans tuned in to an action packed morning of fights on ‘UFC Fight Night Singapore’, headlined by a women’s bantamweight showdown between Holly Holm and Bethe Correia that saw Holm snap a 3-fight skid and return to the win column with an extremely impressive 3rd round head kick KO. Following...

Jun 16, 2017 1:17 am

Update: Doo Ho Choi’s injury and timeline for return revealed

Many fans were unhappy when word spread that rising UFC featherweight star Doo Ho Choi was pulled from his scheduled UFC 214 bout against Andre Fili due to suffering an injury. According to Robin Black, who broke the news, “The Korean Superboy” suffered an injury that would keep him sidelined until October. While there were...

Jun 15, 2017 11:14 am

Michael Bisping on Romero-Whittaker: ‘interim belts are jokes’

This summer at UFC 213 on July 8th, top ranked middleweight contenders Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will square off for the interim middleweight title in a highly anticipated showdown to crown the middleweight #1 contender. While the winner will be crowned the interim middleweight champion, more importantly, they will secure a title fight with...

Jun 3, 2017 10:19 pm

UFC 212 Bonus Report

UFC 212 Bonus Report ‘UFC 212’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil delivered with some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out three “Performance of the night” awards at tonight’s UFC 212 post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 212’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the...

May 25, 2017 8:58 am

Michael Bisping weighs-in on interim title fight

This week, following much speculation from the MMA community, it was confirmed that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping would not be returning to the Octagon to defend his belt this summer. Subsequently, the UFC announced an interim middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero for UFC 213. While the fight...

May 23, 2017 10:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov gives timetable for return, still expects interim title fight with Ferguson

If things had unfolded just a little bit differently back in February, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be wearing UFC interim lightweight gold right now. He was, after all, scheduled for an interim lightweight title fight with fellow star Tony Ferguson. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this planned collision with Ferguson after he was hospitalized due...

May 19, 2017 1:43 pm

PHOTO | Epic poster released for Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones are set to rematch in the Octagon at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. The two rivals first met at UFC 182 back in 2015 when Jones was the champion. Cormier came in as an undefeated challenger and after the end of...

May 17, 2017 7:49 am

Cris “Cyborg” Justino backs Luke Rockhold, questions Dana White’s decisions

If you’ve been paying attention to the MMA headlines over the last few days you’ve probably seen that former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and UFC President Dana White have been having a difference of opinions. This conflict began when Rockhold went off on the UFC for awarding the next crack at Michael Bisping’s middleweight throne...

May 17, 2017 5:52 am

Michael Bisping reacts to Dana White saying GSP fight is canceled

For a time, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was next expected to defend his title against former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Given that St-Pierre has not fought in many years, and that he’s never fought in the middleweight division before, this booking was met with widespread criticism. Luckily for those fans and fighters that disapproved of...

May 14, 2017 2:18 pm

PHOTO | Nothing but respect from Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal following UFC 211

PHOTO | Nothing but respect from Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal following UFC 211 Top UFC welterweight contenders Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal went to battle on the main card of last night’s UFC 211 event in Dallas, Texas with a potential shot at UFC gold on the line. The fight went back and forth,...

May 11, 2017 12:18 pm

Jorge Masvidal discusses possible title fight with former teammate Tyron Woodley

This weekend, on the main card of UFC 211, Demian Maia will risk the welterweight title shot many fans feel he has already earned when he takes on dangerous contender Jorge Masvidal. In the opinion of welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Maia’s accepting this fight was not a smart move. The champ has now said on...

May 6, 2017 12:15 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida In March of 2005, our namesake BJ Penn took on future UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida under the K1 fight banner in Saitama, Japan. The fight took place at an open weight class with Penn weighing in at 191 pounds and “The Dragon” weighing in at 225...

May 3, 2017 10:15 am

Tyron Woodley calls out potential opponents for ducking him

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is fresh off his controversial majority decision win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UFC 209, which marked his first successful title defense after his first fight with Thompson was scored a majority draw. Now, Woodley has his sights set on a July return to the Octagon, however the champ is...

May 2, 2017 10:42 am

Artem Lobov calls out next opponent following Cub Swanson loss

Last month, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov stepped into the Octagon for the biggest fight of his career as he fought #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’. Prior to the fight, Swanson went as far as to say that Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC. Following...